If you’ve been following this blog for a while then I am sure you have noticed my love for an online site called SheIn (formerly SheInside). They have a humongous inventory that can be a little overwhelming but is so fun to browse and the prices cannot be beat! I get a lot of questions from people asking about the quality, which I totally understand since I too was skeptical at first. So today I wanted to share a few details of my experiences, my tips for shopping the site, and also share a few of my favorite items from my latest browsing session 😉
I have ordered from SheIn multiple times, first time being about two years ago. Since then I have gotten to work with them multiple times but to begin with I was just a regular shopper, which I think is important to note and my experiences have all been wonderful. It certainly isn’t designer quality but I feel that it is much better than what you pay for. Also, I have found that the more expensive items are typically a little nicer, so if you order a $70 piece, you can expect that it will be nicer than the $10 piece you order. I highly recommend shopping the site especially since you can find so many designer dupes for a fraction of the price! For example, that dress above is a near copy of a Free People dress, which I actually didn’t know when I ordered it so was pleasantly shocked when someone thought mine was $150!
TOP THREE TIPS FOR SHOPPING AT SHEIN:
1. Shipping takes 2-3 weeks. Sometimes I will get the pleasant surprise of my package arriving before 2 weeks (most often when I order items with the icon that says “ships 24 hours”), but since it ships from overseas, just go ahead and assume 2-3 weeks. If that is too long, I would pay the extra for faster shipping.
2. Pay very close attention to measurements. On each item page, there are details on sizing. This is important because their sizing is not consistent from item to item. They list out the measurements for the different sizes, so pay very close attention and have a measuring tape on hand. Sometimes I am a small and other times I am a large, it all just depends on the specific item. When in doubt – size up!
I have only ever had one bad experience with shopping at SheIn and it was a time that I didn’t pay attention to the measurements and the dress ended up being way too small – totally my fault!
3. Browse the galleries and read reviews on each item page to see how things will fit, how fabrics lay, sheerness, etc. Most items have a gallery on the item page where customers will upload pictures of themselves in the item so you can get a better idea of what you are ordering and what it will look like. I am typically more skeptical of buying items that don’t have any pictures in the gallery (but I have done it and been successful by paying attention to the sizing) but it gives me more confidence when I can browse the gallery.
Now that you have my top three tips, below are some of my current favorite items…
Have you ordered from SheIn before? What was your experience?